VICTORIA (October 27, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Diwali:
“Today, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and others across the world will celebrate the beginning of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas, the festival of lights, here in British Columbia and in every corner of the globe.
“Both Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas symbolize renewal and coincide with the darkest night of the lunar month. These festivals celebrate the victory of good in the world and welcome a new year at the conclusion of the summer harvest.
“Starting this Sunday, as people of various faiths and backgrounds take the opportunity to come together to celebrate, it is important to recognize everything that unites us as British Columbians and remember all that brings us closer to one another.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.”